Chuckaduck (507) - Kentucky, USA - JAN 8, 2012
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Wow! Pours black with a thin dark chocolate head. Aroma is bourbon, vanilla, raspberries and dark fruits. Flavor is bourbon, vanilla, solvent, dark fruits, coffee, dark chocolate and is overall just magnificent. This is truly incredible.
VictorStr (406) - Helsingborg, SWEDEN - JUN 5, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Avnjutes med Rasputin-Lover Måns Nilermark. Söt, vanilj, ek, kanske lite cocosboll?! Rätt välbalanserad med ett överhängande sting.
thebitterendaz (8) - USA - JUN 3, 2013 does not count
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
This rating is for XII. poured of bottle found in tiny liquor store in San Diego. Pours blackest of black. Smells of licorice and sweet raisins. Heavy chocolate on initial sip ans finishes like a vania caramel latte. Incredibly smooth for 11.2%
rougeau13 (1646) - Texas, USA - JUN 2, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
XV Bottle from Bottle Caps Daytona. Black with a resilient, creamy tan head. Aroma of bourbon barrel, molasses, coffee, and roasted malt. The flavor is really roasty and somewhat bitter. Lots of barrel and dark chocolate flavor with mild sweetness. Medium-full bodied and slick with well hidden alcohol despite the tingle on the tongue. Nice stuff.
BMMillsy (716) - Florida, USA - MAY 27, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Version XV on tap at Easy Tiger in Austin on Memorial Day 2013. Pours black with thick head in a wine glass. Aroma is big vanilla and black licorice. Flavor is very bourbon forward with subtle vanilla notes. Some of the beautiful roasty, chocolatey goodness seems to be lost from the tegular version, and the mouthfeel was thinner than expected. Whiskey is slightly harsh and this might need a little age. Overall a solid BA stout, but outside of the aroma, not nearly was I was expecting.
Benzai (4436) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - MAY 25, 2013
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle [thanks to Boltzzz755] shared @ ZZT VII. Opaque pitch black color, small brown head. Smell malts, dark malts, dark chocolate, some roast. Taste malts, some hops, some vanilla, liquor, roastyness and a touch of sweetness. Wow!
kermis (2602) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAY 25, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Tasted at ZZT 7 thanks to Benzai. Pours almost black with a beige head. Aroma of roasted malts, dark chocolate, cookies, toffee, fudge, vanilla. Flavor is over moderate sweet and bitter. Full bodied with soft carbonation. Excellent!
DutchDrebus (2362) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - MAY 25, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle @ ZZT7 thx benzai. Pitch black colour with a small light brown head. Smells lots of wood, chocolate, roasty malts, red wine. Tastes sweet, bourbon, roasty malts, dark chocolate, vanilla. Full body, soft carbo, silky.
thunderhops (219) - Vermont, USA - MAY 24, 2013
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Pours black with thick tan head and tons of lace, Aroma is chocolate, roasted malts, wood, alcohol, Taste follows suit well, layers of chocolate, malts and bourbon come through with a cask woody element. dry lingering finish in this full bodied wonder.
mikesaum (432) - Newark, Ohio, USA - MAY 20, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
About six months old, pours black with a big red brown head, fades fairly quick. Aroma is lots of booze, tons of bourbon, vanilla and oak are strong as well. Taste is lots of sweet milk chocolate and dark chocolate, tons of bourbon and vanilla, sweet almost cloying, this is a good brew but it is difficult to drink much of it.
knickskicks (503) - - MAY 19, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark brown, coffee color, tan head that fizzles away. Bubbles from the surprisingly high carbonation. Nose is bourbon, raisin, figs, vanilla. Taste is bourbon, vanilla, raisins, a touch of prunes but nothing too extreme, some chocolate. Palate is pretty thin.